Friday, August 14

2017 RIBSA Junior Elite Squad

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association (RIBSA) have just announced details of their 2017 RIBSA Junior Elite Squad.

Ross Bulman from Youghal, Aaron Hill from Cork, Noel Gleeson from Nenagh, Ryan McGuirk from Cavan and Patrick Daly from Killarney will receive a snooker scholarship to play in all RIBSA events free of charge next season. RIBSA National Coach and Development Officer PJ Nolan will be in charge of the squad.

Trials for Elite Squad

Trials for the Elite squad were held at the RIBSA Development days plus the players were monitored at the RIBSA Junior Ranking Events last season. Key ingredients PJ was looking for was Age, Talent, Attitude, Performance, Potential, Commitment, Learning Skills, Improvement, Work Rate, Confidence and their Junior Ranking.

The Josh Boileau Story

Ireland’s newest Snooker Professional player and 2016 European U-21 Champion Josh Boileau who himself was part of the RIBSA Elite Squad in 2009 and 2010 said ‘’ being part of the RIBSA Elite squad helped me improve my game by playing in all the events and learning from the World’s Best Snooker Coach.‘’

The RIBSA Elite Squad will be launched at the first RIBSA Junior U-18 Event of the season in September.

Would you like to sponsor the Elite Squad?

Down the years Nigel Power from ‘ ‘and RIBSA President Eamon Kearns and PJ Nolan have sponsored the Elite Squad and if any company out there would like to be part of developing the future stars of the game in the 2017 Squad they should email RIBSA on

For more information contact or PJ Nolan on

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